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Economist says construction work in Charleston area at record low
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Economist says construction work in Charleston area at record low

Contractors Associations call for support of infrastructure projects By Don Smith W.Va. Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — With jobs in construction, mining and logging in the Charleston area at the lowest levels since 1990, representatives of the Contractors Association of West Virginia and Associated General Contractors of America joined with Cabinet Secretary Thomas Smith, head of the W.Va. Department of […]

W.Va. Treasurer’s workshops said ‘beneficial’
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W.Va. Treasurer’s workshops said ‘beneficial’

Release from the office of State Treasurer John Perdue:  CHARLESTON – A series of May workshops held by State Treasurer John Perdue’s office proved beneficial to those charged with turning over others’ misplaced assets. The Uniform Unclaimed Property Act asks holders of unclaimed property to transfer those financial assets to respective state treasuries, in order […]

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Senators Capito, Manchin announce Assistance to Firefighters Grants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have announced $309,869 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire departments in Springfield and Shepherdstown. The grants awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program will help local fire departments purchase new equipment to use in […]

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Media Alert: Sen. Manchin to speak in Huntington on Thursday

Sen. Manchin to deliver remarks at Cabell Huntington Hospital Regional Health Summit WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, will deliver remarks at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Regional Health Summit. The purpose of the summit is to strengthen strategic efforts across health care, public health and community organizations to improve health, wellness and prevention […]

BridgeValley faces eviction over $1.8M in back rent
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BridgeValley faces eviction over $1.8M in back rent

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — BridgeValley Community and Technical College could be evicted from its campus in South Charleston in a week for not paying almost two years worth of rent, documents obtained by the Gazette-Mail show. Lawyers for the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, the landlord, wrote a letter to the […]

WV justice slams natural gas royalty ruling as ‘legal sophistry’
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WV justice slams natural gas royalty ruling as ‘legal sophistry’

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis on Tuesday said the court’s four other members “used legal sophistry” to overturn a six-month-old decision and allow natural gas drillers to deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid to some types of mineral owners. “The majority opinion […]

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Gas pooling case could turn gas industry on its side

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A property transfer recorded more than 70 years ago in Marshall County has the potential to turn West Virginia’s oil and gas industry upside down. The state’s highest court is considering what say, if any, non-participating royalty interests should have had in a gas pooling arrangement […]

U.S. Rep.David McKinley to seek re-election next year in West Virginia
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U.S. Rep.David McKinley to seek re-election next year in West Virginia

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to the House in 2018. The West Virginia Republican was first elected in 2010, and will seek a fifth term in Washington. There are presently 248 Republicans in the GOP-controlled House, and 192 […]

Loh named West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s new artistic director
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Loh named West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s new artistic director

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A new artistic director for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra was announced on Tuesday. “I’m so excited to be here,” said Lawrence Loh. Loh is the residential conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He received an artist diploma in orchestral conducting in May 1998 […]

Spots still open to rappel off tall building for United Way
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Spots still open to rappel off tall building for United Way

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There are still plenty of spots available for those willing to take a step over the edge of the West Virginia Building for the United Way of the River Cities. The inaugural Over the Edge event Saturday, June 17, will send participants, called “edgers,” rappelling down the […]